Africa lays foundations for commercial GM crops

African nations should support proposed regional policy guidelines on GM technology, says an editorial in Nature. Under the new proposal from the Common Market for Eastern and...

African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers’ output

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in...

Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade growing stronger

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa - AfricanBrains - 25 May 2012 The Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade is reaching for the stars - a business...

USAID Empowers Agribusinesses to Collaborate

The aim of the annual event is to foster long-term business relationships, discussions, and the exchange of ideas in order to drive economic growth...

GM banana resistant to fungus shows promise

A banana strain resistant to a common fungal disease could help smallholder farmers in East Africa better control the crippling disease,...

Cameroon dedicates $20 million to support national agricultural development

Cameroon dedicates $20 million to support national agricultural development / Historic new cooperation program established between government and FAO Cameroon and FAO today signed two...

FAO launches new Sudan land cover atlas

A new land cover atlas of Sudan shows that less than 13 percent of land is used for agriculture. More than 50 percent is...

WMO weather information system improves access to data

 An international information system designed to improve and expand the exchange of data on weather, climate and water will help boost food security around the world, according to...

AfricaRice and its Belgian partners win T W Schultz Prize

An international research team led by Dr Matty Demont, Value Chain Economist at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), received the prestigious T W Schultz...

Africa: Plant clinics must take root in poor countries

Community-based plant clinics should be part of a health system for plants, say agriculture experts Solveig Danielsen and Frank Matsiko. Food security, the production of...

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